“Images of Sweden” was the theme of the Engelsberg conference in 2011, arranged by the Johnson Foundation in Sweden. Lectures that were given at the conference were later printed in a book. Hans Bergström was invited to give his perspectives, as a keen observer and a political scientist but also as a Swedish-American. He expressed pride in several social inventions in modern Sweden, like the free school system and the new, robust, public pension system. He noted that some of the basic characters of a stable Swedish political system are changing, like the homogeneity of an old nation state and the dominant role of the Social Democratic party.